I don’t think I’ve posted here about a book I didn’t like... but there’s a first time for everything. This. Book. Sucks. If it was a physical book and not an audiobook, I for sure wouldn’t fave finished it. I’ve heard good things about Riley Sager, so I’ll give him another try but Lordy has he ever spoken to a human woman? Is every girl in his life his own personal manic pixie dream girl? Barf. •
0 51 hour ago
Finishing up on "Lock Every Door" by Riley Sager today. 😯 What a wild ride so far! What are you reading today?
Edit: A quick review: This was an interesting thriller/mystery novel. A young girl who's down on her lucky responds to an ad looking for apartment sitters at a historic complex in NY. The job paid super well even though it had weird strict rules, it was something you just don't pass up.
Crazy things happen and a mystery of the people and place surfaces. Part of the story was predictable but I'm happy that the ending/twist went one way instead of the other. Also, I enjoyed the ending and how it wrapped up the story.
🗝️ Lock Every Door by Riley Sager🗝️ This book sucked me in so quickly that this is what Bosco and I have been doing basically all day. I have a crazy long to-do list (always, but this week especially) and yet, I couldn't tear myself away. This was a quick read despite the 388 pages (took about a day or so). The journey felt increasingly more fast-paced and unstable at the end - like a roller coaster that gives the impression you may be seconds from safety but you are equally close to flying off the rails entirely. The desperation and anxiety was palpable. The story was freaky and uncomfortable and still somehow believable in that "there's-no-way.... probably.... right?" kind of way. I frequently questioned who could be trusted throughout and kept second guessing even when I had it mostly figured out. If you're looking for a creepy, quick thriller for your fall reading, as this to your list. My first Riley Sager, but certainly not my last. Though, I might need to break them up with some lighter reads between lest I start hearing things in the night and jumping to all the paranoid conclusions. 😳 .
Just finished Final Girls by Riley Sager and I now see what all the hype is about. This is 4 🌟for me and I will for sure be picking up his other two novels. I'm happy I picked this one up for a buddy read with @buriedinmybooks
11 678 hours ago
WOW... Lock Every Door gets beyond 5/5!!!! This book is incredible! Also, how can you not love the colors of this book?? I never could have figured anything out and I couldn’t stop reading it! Riley Sager does not disappoint!!! This book is phenomenal! If you have not read it yet, you should! You will not believe your eyes as you keep reading. Bravo Riley Sager! Thank you for creating such an outstanding novel!
Jules Larsen is broke. Broke beyond broke and in need of money and a place to live. This is why leads her to the Bartholomew. Jules is offered $12,000 to live temporarily in a vacant apartment until a permanent tenant is available. Despite her best friend Chloe’s suspicions, Jules moves in and is instantly in love. She meets her wonderful neighbor in the apartment below her. But within a few days of living at the Bartholomew, Jules is alarmed at some strange occurrences that take place inside the building. Her new friend from the downstairs apartment suddenly goes missing and Jules is thrown into a real life nightmare of danger and terror stemming from this grandiose building. Will Jules be able to figure out what is happening and escape this nightmare?
🔪 BOOK REVIEW 🔪
This will most likely be an unpopular book opinion, but that's okay!
I STRUGGLED with Lock Every Door. I found it unbelievable and the main character wasn't someone I could get behind. I'm very disappointed since Sager's previous two novels were absolute knockouts for me!
Jules Larsen is given the opportunity of a lifetime. After losing her job and boyfriend in the same day, she is offered a position as an apartment sitter at one of the most prestigious apartment buildings in Manhattan - the Bartholomew. For three months, she only need occupy a gorgeous top floor apartment and follow a few simple rilules and she'll earn herself $12,000. But the Bartholomew has a bizarre and unusual history - one that is repeating itself. And it's up to Jules to uncover the truth behind one of Manhattan most high-profile buildings.
I don't want to go into too much detail due to giving away the plot, but the ending was not satisfying and felt too ridiculous more than anything else. Everything but that bizarre ending was completely predictable, and not in a good way.
When starting Lock Every Door, I felt it had so much potential to be another hit! I love how the author has previously delivered on the horror movie vibes in his previous books, and I just kept reading this one in the hopes that it would be the same here. That was not the case, but I'm not deterred from reading any of his future books!
«Давайте сыграем в игру. «Две правды и одна ложь». Вы говорите три вещи о себе. Две соответствуют действительности, одна – нет. Мы должны отгадать, что неправда.»
Первое. Я жила в городе, где шли боевые действия.
Второе. Меня допрашивала полиция.
Третье. В детстве я сбегала из дома.
Правда и ложь, ложь и правда тонкой нитью проходят через всю книгу «Моя последняя ложь» Райли Сейгера, сплетая события, поступки людей, мысли, случайно брошенные слова в удивительное полотно. На первый, второй, да и третий взгляд оно невероятно запутанно – разобрать, кто друг, где лежат причины его действий, и что поджидает тебя за закрытыми ставнями окон – невозможно. Но случайно найденная нить –невинная находка – тянет за собой узелок за узелком, оставляя тебя в финале оглушенную, едва дышащую, тихо шепчущую «охренеееть».
История эта начинается с тайны – однажды три соседки Эммы по коттеджу в летнем лагере вышли за дверь и уже никогда не вернулись. Тяжело переживавшая потерю подруг, Эмма нашла отдушину в рисовании, и с тех пор на каждой ее картине спрятаны три девочки, исчезнувшие ранним утром в лагере «Соловей».
Спустя 15 лет Эмма возвращается в лагерь уже как педагог по живописи. И вновь тайны окутывают каждый ее шаг. Почему начальство решилось открыть лагерь именно сейчас? Что скрывает парень, которого подозревали в похищении девочек? И может быть… Может быть, они все-таки живы…
Я читала книгу взахлеб, судорожно листая страницы, и каждый раз автору удавалось поразить меня, заставить беспомощно вздыхать и задаваться вопросом «Да как так-то?». Я сомневалась, подозревала, негодовала, топала ногами, причитала и забывала дышать. Мастерски замешанный микс из детектива и триллера, приправленный щедрой долей психологизма и капелькой драмы. От него было невероятно трудно оторваться, вернуться в реальность, но продолжать прокручивать в голове ситуации, анализировать поступки и слова, осуждать и восхищаться, надеяться и предполагать.
В начале поста три факта обо мне, один из них ложь. Какой?
Но предполагая, помните, что «смысл игры не в том, чтобы одурачить других ложью. Смысл в том, чтобы запутать их правдой».
3 4919 hours ago
Gosh, I don’t even know where to start with this one! Riley Sager has become one of my favorite authors since reading Lock Every Door and Final Girls this year. After finishing The Last Time I Lied, it is the icing on the cake for me!
This book not only fulfilled my love for thrillers, but it brought back so many memories from when I went to Camp Kearney as a kid! Luckily nothing like this ever happened and I have nothing but pleasant memories at camp.
This book was filled with twists and mystery so if you’re looking for that then this is right up your alley! Not once did I guess the ending either. I loved every page and can’t wait to see what he writes next.
This is the book that single-handedly catapulted me into the thriller genre. I’m still just dipping my toes and learning what kind of thriller really captures my attention, but this one is always in the back of my mind and I think about it all the time it blew my mind so much 🤯
A psychological thriller that should be on everyones to read list!
Jules Larsen is recently heartbroken and struggling to make ends meet. She's got bills to pay and no income in sight until she sees a new job as an apartment sitter at one of the most high- profile buildings of Manhattan. Despite the strange terms of no visitors, no disturbing other residents, and no nights spent outside of the apartment, Jules accepts her new high paying role and settles into a place where she doesn't quite belong. With each passing day she begins to notice more and more Jules befriends a fellow apartment sitter named Ingrid where they confide in each other their various concerns about their new living arrangements. Jules isn't too concerned until Ingrid goes missing and she much search for answers concerning her disappearance. As she uncovers secrets of the Bartholomew she realizes a killer is within the walls and she hurries to escape before she too is another victim.
Jules Larsen is the perfect relatable and resilient protagonist needed for the leading role of this story. She's suffered heartbreak and family loss and finds herself with only a few hundred dollars to her name. The likable Jules and perfect amount of suspense made this a great summer read. My first Riley Sager book certainly won't be my last! #bookreview#bookstagram#books#bookworm#bookclub#bookofthemonth#lockeverydoor#rileysager#bookaholic#blogger#bookblogger#readingaddict
Just ordered a pizza and alfredo from Domino’s then I am finishing up The Last Time I Lied. Sounds like the perfect Friday night to me.
14 12013 September, 2019
•Dual Book Review•
I read a few books the past couple of weeks but haven’t had the time to post a review so here are my thoughts on these two books.
Never Have I Ever ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I know this rating is probably an unpopular opinion but I really struggled to get into this book. The characters and the plot were just not interesting enough to grab my full attention but I gave it three stars because it does get good near the end.
Lock Every Door ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Slow start but once things started to unravel it really got my attention. I decided to finish it one night while my husband was out of town and that was a mistake, I couldn’t shake the feeling that somebody was in my house watching me😱
It’s Friday the 13th! You will NOT be finding me watching scary movies tonight. Screw those. (I am a scaredy cat.) 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭?!
Since I can’t share my favorite scary movies, I thought I’d share some thrillers, new and old, that I’m looking forward to reading! Thanks to the tagged authors for sending those books my way to review! The photo is also featuring the gorgeous book sleeve that I won in a giveaway from @sewhappystitchhappy!
Have you read any of these thrillers yet?? Which ones are your favorite?
🔑 Lock Every Door 🔑
I started this book several weeks ago and then got stalled out and distracted by library holds. When I finally picked it back up and gave it a real chance, I was quickly sucked into the story. It is set in NYC where Jules has recently been laid off and found her live in boyfriend in bed with another women. With no money or a place to live, she finds herself applying for an apartment sitter job at the exclusive Bartholemew. She is on cloud nine when she is given the job which comes with a huge salary and a posh apartment. But are things too good to be true?
I don’t want to give too much away, but this is such a fun novel. If you liked Final Girls or The Last Time I Lied, you will love this twisty thriller.
Four stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
11 12313 September, 2019
“Every so often, life offers you a reset button. When it does, you need to press it as hard as you can.” - Riley Sager (Lock Every Door)
I finished reading this amazing thriller in 2 sittings and I am still in awe of it. My review coming soon for this book 😊
Have you ever felt this for any book that it stayed with you for days/months even after finishing it?
I listened to Final Girls as an audiobook, and it didn't disappoint. This is my third Riley Sager book I've *read*.
I enjoyed the unfolding of the characters and the continued mystery of certain characters. The first maybe third of the book was a slow build for me but after the story got going, I was flying through this audiobook!
Certain aspects of the book seemed a little unrealistic I guess? I just tried to not over think it and just think how "normal" it'd be to invite a stranger to stay at my house 😂
The ending of this book definitely had a couple of twists and turns I didn't expect. It wasn't as twisted as Lock Every Door but I was still surprised!
✨Madison’s Book Review✨
Happy Friday the 13th! And a full moon... Very spooky! It seemed reasonable to share my review of one of the creepiest books I’ve read this year!
Synopsis: No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen's new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan's most high-profile and mysterious buildings.
Jules finds herself drawn to fellow apartment sitter Ingrid, who comfortingly, disturbingly reminds her of the sister she lost eight years ago. When Ingrid confides that the Bartholomew is not what it seems and the dark history hidden beneath its gleaming facade is starting to frighten her, Jules brushes it off as a harmless ghost story—until the next day, when Ingrid disappears.
Searching for the truth about Ingrid's disappearance, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew's dark past and into the secrets kept within its walls.
Review: I think it’s fair to claim I’m one of Riley Sanger’s biggest fans. I’m constantly raving about his books and recommend them to anyone who has the slightest interest in reading. Going into Lock Every Door, I had seen some mixed reviews so I was a little worried. But this one does not disappoint. Sager does a great job creating such a creepy atmosphere at The Bartholomew as well as a cast of characters that you know you can’t trust. Jules was an awesome female protagonist who I was really rooting for. At one point, I thought I had figured out the twist but the actual twist was nothing like that and it BLEW MY MIND! All in all, another spectacular book from Sager. Can he hurry up and write a fourth? 🤪
Have you read anything by Riley Sager? Which has been your favorite?
👤Featuring Bibilophile : @seehowshereads
📖 Book : " Final Girls "
📝Author : Riley Sager
"Quincy has a nice life. She has a great apartment near Central Park, a loving boyfriend, and a thriving baking blog to occupy her time. Beneath that perfect facade— we find that Xanax and wine are keeping up those appearances. Quincy is a final girl. A brutal string of murders at an isolated cabin in the woods leaves all her friends dead. She’s the only one to survive with little memory of what happened that night. Unfortunately, she’s not the only one. Samantha is a sole survivor of a string of hotel murders and Lisa is the lone survivor of the brutal murders in a sorority house. They’re bonded in a club no one wants to be a part of. When Lisa is found dead years later, Samantha turns up and painful memories bubble back up to the surface as Quincy is forced to look back at what happened at Pine Cottage. •
LOCK EVERY DOOR - RILEY SAGER review- Riley Sager is a fantastic thriller writer, I enjoyed his book “Final Girls” and I LOVED “The Last Time I Lied”, and was hoping for much of the same mystery and awesome ending that I read in his last 2 novels! Unfortunately this one for me was a miss 😣 the main character Jules is down on her luck, just out of a relationship and about to be broke, when she finds an ad looking for an apartment sitter in the prestigious Bartholomew building in New York City. $12,000 to live in this beautiful building for three months seems too good to be true. But then another apartment sitter in the building disappears. And Jules discovers that there are more missing tenants, with no explanation. There are reports of haunting, and mysterious deaths that have happened in the building since it opened, so Jules must find out what happened before she is next! This one was SUCH a slow burn. With a very disappointing ending. The author just didn’t seem to be able to make this exciting at all. I finished this as quick as I could, so I could move onto the next! 2 stars ⭐️⭐️ #lockeverydoor#rileysager#booksof2019#bookstagram#books#bookshelf#bookclub#bookshelves#bookworm#bookish#reecesbookclubxhellosunshine#bookaholic#bookobsessed#bookcommunity#rachsbookclub#bookstoread#bookbloggerlife#bookbloggers
Final Girls • Three women are bonded by three tragedies. Those three were sole survivors in separate massacres and have now been named the Final Girls. When the first is found dead, the second, Sam, emerges from hiding and lands on the doorstep of Quincy, the third Final Girl. Things aren't as they seem as Quincy races to reveal truths and protect herself... all while being forced to confront her horrific past.
Final Girls hooked me from the beginning. You immediately know something isn't quite right, but you don't know what. Sager delivered several twists that shocked me. I thought I had it all figured out and then realized I was completely wrong. I only have one book left of his to read and am hoping more of his work is published soon!
Quincy Carpenter goes on vacation with five friends to Pine Cottage, a cabin in the woods and comes back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie-scale massacre. She becomes a member of a club that no one wants to join 'Final Girls', along with Lisa and Sam who are both sole survivors of similar incidents.
Quincy is doing well, thanks to her Xanax prescription and boyfriend. But all that changes when Lisa dies and Sam turns up on her doorstep.
This was a very enjoyable read and I bonded with Quincy despite her faults (maybe because of them). This is not a horror, but an intense read with plenty of twists and turns along the way.
I liked how the actual events at Pine Cottage were woven into the story but spaced far enough apart to keep you guessing about what actually happened as Quincy had no memory of what happened. The ending was gripping and I had absolutely no idea how it was going to end - I love to be kept guessing.
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5 7412 September, 2019
Final Girls by Riley Sager Book Review! Absolutely loved this book!! Stayed up way too late last night reading it. It’s got an awesome edge to it where you think you’re figuring it out but then it makes you keeping guessing and wanting more. Definitely add this to your TBR list!
19 15712 September, 2019
september and october = thriller season! here are the last three thrillers that i’ve read. i enjoyed them all and rated them all 4/5 stars on goodreads ☺️
i’ll read whatever riley sager puts out there! a favorite author for sure. my favorite of his is still ‘the last time i lied’ but this one is great as well.
this was my second ruth ware and wasn’t let down at all. the other i’ve read by her was ‘a dark, dark wood’ which has gotten such mixed reviews but i honestly loved it.
i picked up the chain on a whim after reading the synopsis. oh my gosh. so thrilling. it reads so fast and i couldn’t stop wondering what was going to happen next or where the story was going. a must read. especially if you have kids because it makes it that much scarier.
1 3512 September, 2019
You guys, I have just started my Masters and I have been so busy and overwhelmed with everything so I really haven’t been reading much. But I finally finished a book and I couldn’t wait to write my review on it so here it is!📚
I have finished reading Final Girls by Riley Sager today...and I must say that it has helped me to get out of my reading slump. It has made me want to read again which is soo great. I think it is because it was so suspenseful and I wanted to know what happens next. The writing style was amazing! It was like reading about someone that is your friend but also someone who is such a mystery. The writing style allowed me to get a glimpse of a life of someone who is trying to live a ‘normal’ life and who knows that they are not ‘normal’ or ‘ordinary’. And it was just great. I love how the author has written about something that is so out of the ordinary but at the same time in the way that a lot of us can relate to. At least, I can relate to being called someone or being perceived as someone that I know I’m not until I finally started to believe it. Just like Quincy knew she wasn’t a Final Girl and tried to distance herself from that. I think we all can say we survived something, whether it was traumatic or not and that makes us all connected and it makes us survivors and heroes in our own way!💪🏻
Even though I was able to figure out some twists, the final twist at the end and the ending itself was brilliant and I really, really see it coming!!
Overall, I really recommend this thriller to everyone, because of the writing, the suspense and the ending that shocked and surprised me!💕
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and a half ⭐️ #rileysager#finalgirls#survivor#book#books#bookish#bookworm#bookphotography#reading#reader#bookstagram#bookaholic#bookobsessed#bookcommunity#bookreviewer#bookreview#review#thriller#thrillerbooks#bookaddict#bookstagrammer#booksofinstagram
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
Quick version - This book was AWESOME! Very creepy, good twist, and absolutely perfect for your Halloween reading list.
Jules Larsen believes her luck is on the upswing when she lands an apartment sitter gig at the Bartholomew - Manhattan’s most glamorous and secretive building. She soon learns, however, that some things are too good to be true.
Lock Every Door grabbed me from the first page and kept me guessing until the end. The writing allows you to imagine yourself in Jules shoes, with your hair raising up on end when she is in the very creepy building, with its even more creepy tenants. I like that the book hinted as to what the twist would be - but then fooled you by going in another direction. So good!
This is the best thriller I have read this year. 5 stars!!!
"They're all going to laugh at you"
Carrie/Pink for today's #colorsofhorror2019 . I read Lock Every Door a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. We actually interviewed Riley Sager on our podcast, @booksinthefreezer . Thrillers have been hit or miss with me lately. What was the last thriller you enjoyed?
I’ve officially read all of Riley Sager’s books and let me tell you, this one did not disappoint 🙌🏼 Like I’ve said a million times before, Riley Sager’s writing style is incredible so I just knew that I was going to be hooked from the beginning.
This book was so fast paced and I truly never wanted to stop reading. There were so many things that I loved about this book, one of them being that I actually cared about the main characters. It’s super rare for me to be invested in characters when it comes to thrillers, so this book gets major props for that.
I also really enjoyed the simple fact that this book was super fun to read. It played out like a less gory version of a slasher film, which was very entertaining and unlike any other books that I’ve read. The ending was also amazing and I didn’t see it coming at all! I’ve heard this book has been optioned for a movie (I’m not 100% sure), but if it has, I’m super excited and I can’t wait to see it on the big screen 🤩🍿
Overall, I would highly recommend this one to you guys! It was so much fun to read and it’s a great fast-paced thriller. I couldn’t give it all 5 stars because The Last Time I Lied is still my fav of his, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that this was a great read!
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟💫 (4.5/5)
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167 6086 September, 2019
REVIEW! Lock Every Door by Riley Sager was absolutely everywhere on bookstagram. I read it as part of a buddy read and loved it! Sager has really made a name for himself in the thriller genre and he’s definitely an auto buy author for me now. Lock Every Door starts with an interesting job - apartment sitting in a lavish old building in NYC for $1000 a week. BUT you have to stay every night, no guests, and the building has a creepy history. What could go wrong, right? This book had me wanting to yell at the characters, I couldn’t read it at night because it was so creepy, and by the end I realized apartment sitting isn’t for me 😂 the writing was really well done- I could picture the building and surroundings so clearly. There was a slow start to the book for me, but the last 150~ pages I could NOT put down. Overall a solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 book for me! Another Sager book I highly recommend! 📚 #booksta#bookreview#lockeverydoor#rileysager#bookcommunity#readingcommunity#amreading#whatiread#bookster#bookshark#bookish#summerreads#summerreading#readwithme#buddyread#goodreads#summerbooks#botm#bookofthemonth
18 23716 July, 2019
Back on April 17th, I made a super tall #bookstack of books that I would LOVE to have in my collection. At the time, I hadn’t owned a single book in the pile.
As of today, I have five books in my possession and an additional book (The Silent Patient) coming in the mail from BOTM.
Also, in addition to owning five of the books from the original stack, I have added two more Riley Sager books (Lock Every Door is in the mail at the moment), two additional Megan Miranda books, one additional Gilly MacMillian books, and two books by Michele Cambell with (She Was the Quiet One on way).
What I’m getting at is that if you put positive thoughts and goals into the world, then sometimes if you work your butt off for them, the universe will reward you🙌🏼
P.S. Why do all of my bookstacks lean to the right? No matter where I stack them, they all lean. It makes no sense.